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FLAS Notes from the Field: Poland’s Open Air Village Museum

July 29, 2016

UW Slavic Languages and Literatures graduate student Nathan Marks is currently on a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship (FLAS) at John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, Poland. Nathan’s Polish language and culture program also includes regional excursions, such as this recent visit to a museum of village life.

“On Sunday July 17th we traveled not far outside of the city to the Muzeum Wsi Lubelskiej. It was a wet and stormy day which, though it made our shoes and clothes wet and muddy, reminded us that this was how Poles lived in times past. Though made of straw, the roofs were watertight and the interior of the old village homes were cool and dry with decor ranging from tools to dolls and toys.”

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